Pitch-perfect Pickersgill

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IN LAST Saturday’s ICI-sponsored Stableford competition played in extremely windy conditions, any player who scored more than 30 points deserved a prize.

In fact, anybody who finished all 18 holes deserved a prize. But rock-steady in the gale was Andy Pickersgill from Ilkla Moor, who kept his hat firmly on.

There was only one two – a sweetly-struck three wood at the 18th hole left a mere tap-in and ensured that the riches were Mitch’s.

Results: 1, A. Pickersgill 36 points; 2, J. Rae 34; 3, L. Millar 34; 4, R. J. Wilson 33. Twos: M. Thomson. AM


The Elsie Wilson Trophy will be winging its way into Jean Beattie’s trophy cabinet as she swept aside the rest to win.

In very windy conditions Jean produced a near-flawless round of 82 (15) 67.

Martine Pow, too, was unfazed by the conditions to take the scratch with a 68. Diane Cassidy and Carol Purves both had twos, scooping a larger payout than usual thanks to the triple rollover.

Playing in only her second competition of the season, Merle Heard stormed her way round the Hill to win the Broach competition. On another extremely windy night Merle recorded 90 (23) 67 to beat off a couple of good scores waiting in the clubhouse, much to her delight.

Diane Cassidy took the scratch honours with a 78. There were two twos: Anne Allan and Pat McGhee.